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Project Manager

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Date: Aug 1, 2022

Location: Corning, NY, US, 14831 Keller, TX, US, 76248 Charlotte, NC, US, 28216 Tewksbury, MA, US, 01876

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 45998


Corning is one of the world’s leading innovators in materials science. For more than 160 years, Corning has applied its unparalleled expertise in specialty glass, ceramics, and optical physics to develop products that have created new industries and transformed people’s lives.

Corning succeeds through sustained investment in R&D, a unique combination of material and process innovation, and close collaboration with customers to solve tough technology challenges.

The Global Supply Management (GSM) Function is recognized as a critical function for business success.  It delivers the training, tools and opportunities needed to create innovative solutions for the function & the corporation.  GSM has leading edge, effective processes to anticipate and exceed customer requirements.


Scope of Position:

This role will provide oversite and leadership for key and strategic business projects targeted at delivering incremental business COM and additional business value-add. Individuals will be responsible to develop and deploy transformation and/or strategic projects, including SaaS solution deployments and digitalization, to meet and or exceed project objectives targeted at delivering incremental COM. Define, develop and manage overall project scope, objectives, timeline, milestones, risk assessments, financial management and projections, communication and change management plans to meet customer needs. Develop policies, processes and expertise to meet business objectives. Support the Project Management Center of Excellence (PMCOE) to ensure development and execution of best practices project management skills throughout the GSM function.

Day to Day Responsibilities:

  • Supervises and effectively manages multiple and broad ranges of projects to meet business and corporate goals and objectives.
  • Develops an overall project plan that includes: scope, objectives, charter, timeline and milestones, risk assessment, financial projections / budget, performance measures, and communication and change management plans.
  • Effectively leads teams to meet project deliverables.
  • Obtains and manages project resources, including external consultants.
  • Conducts qualitative and quantitative analysis using appropriate tools and techniques to understand severity of potential risks.
  • Examines project uncertainties that may impact the success of the project, identifying and analyzing the significant risks and recommending proactive work around or mitigation strategies.
  • Escalates decisions and unresolved issues to appropriate parties.
  • Owns a project until a receiver is identified and trained.
  • Communicates project goals, objectives, key status information and overall impact of the project effectively with project team members, customers and key stakeholders at all levels of the organization.
  • Partners with Strategic Sourcing and business-based GSM resources to negotiate, develop, and manage contracts, as required.
  • Leverages third party resources to achieve effective solutions utilizing Supplier Relationship Management (SRM) processes.
  • Leverages digitalization tools & technologies to effectively and efficiently deliver project results
  • Champions use of Performance Excellence (PEx) and Innovation tools and methodologies.
  • Supervises direct reports, as required.
  • Develops and delivers training to impacted users within and outside of the GSM organization.
  • Documents key project deliverables per GSM documentation management guidelines.
  • Champions and advocates for the Global Buying Policy and other GSM policies. Ensures compliance.
  • Supports PMCOE team objectives and GSM Global Objectives.

Education/Years of Experience Required:

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • 5+ Years of relevant experience

Required Skills:

  • Previous Project Management experience
  • Strategic budget / financial analysis
  • Leadership skills for ownership and management of processes
  • Attention to detail
  • Multi-tasking: able to prioritize and manage multiple activities
  • Attitude: positive, can-do, self-starter
  • Intelligence: willing and able to learn new skills 8
  • Communications: effective one-on-one and team communications at all levels of organization, especially Executive level
  • Communications: excellent oral and written
  • Creative and flexible: adapts well to changing circumstances; suggest ways to improve processes
  • Ability to work in matrixed, virtual, cross-functional and global environment
  • Ability to achieve tough agreements and equitably settle disputes
  • Operates effectively under ambiguous, uncertain conditions
  • Ability to determine what’s most important
  • Effectively and quickly builds relationships at all levels of the organization
  • Develops and utilizes appropriate metrics to determine project success
  • Excel (including pivot tables), Power Point, Word, SharePoint, etc.

Desired Skills:

  • Experience across multiple businesses, divisions and/or technologies
  • Experience with global manufacturing and business through work and/or project experience
  • Project Management Certification
  • Certified Green or Black Belt
  • Change Management training / experience
  • PeopleSoft / SAP / Tradeshift experience
  • Knowledge of Corning processes and people
  • Experience with Performance Excellence (PEx) and Innovation tools and processes
  • PowerBI, Box, Visio

Soft Skills:

  • Team player: meets own requirements while supporting others
  • Executive level communications: simple and concise messaging
  • Customer focused: drive to meet key customer requirements
  • Listening: listens actively to promote understanding
  • Initiative / Work Ethic: demonstrates initiative and a sense of urgency for achieving results
  • Integrity: honest and open
  • Lives Corning’s Values

This position does not support immigration sponsorship.



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